A crush of local hockey talent is playing a charity game for a great cause Dec. 27 at Minto Arena.
All proceeds from a game between ‘Team Gudbranson’ and ‘Team Methot’ will go to the family of local hockey pro Chris Kushneriuk, who is receiving complicated cancer treatment in Indianapolis. Kushneriuk, who would playing for the ECHL Bakersfield Condors this season, was diagnosed with testicular cancer this past summer.
His medical costs are expected to be in the $250,000 range and perhaps higher. Dan Bittle of Apex Sport Management organized a #Krush Cancer charity game for 8 p.m. next Thursday, between teams led by Erik Gudbranson of the Florida Panthers and the Senators’ own Marc Methot.
With each $5 ticket purchase, fans have an opportunity to bid on silent auction for items such as a Phil Kessel-autographed Bardown Hockey hat, a PK Subban-autographed Bardown Hockey hat, a Cody Ceci game-used autographed stick, a Riley Brace game-used autographed stick and Gudbranson’s game-used gloves among other items.
Here is a partial roster. More players will be added before Thursday.
Mathieu Ouellette – uOttawa GeeGees
Joey Manley – Carleton Ravens
Matt White – uOttawa GeeGees
Shane Bakker – Carleton Ravens
Andrew Creppin – University of Alabama/Huntsville
Derick Brassard – Columbus Blue Jackets
Tom Riley – Colgate University Alumni
“C” Erik Gudbranson – Florida Panthers
Patrick Harrison – Amherst Ramblers Jr. A
Andrew Rossy – Gloucester Rangers Jr. A
Shawn Fensel – St. Lawrence Uni. Alumni
Joey West – Carleton Ravens
Connor Barrett – Carleton Ravens
Max Dumond – NCAA Alaska Nanooks
Keegan Rowe – Gloucester Rangers Jr. A
Eric Witzel – Ottawa Junior Senators Jr. A
Eric Ferguson – Gloucester Rangers Jr. A
Corey Durocher – Gloucester Rangers Jr. A
“C” Mark Methot – Ottawa Senators
Pat Burns – uOttawa GeeGees
Kevin Lough – NCAA Colgate University
Grant Clitsome – Winnipeg Jets
Charlie Millen – Ottawa Junior Senators Jr. A
Event tickets can be purchased via the event page at http://krushcancer.eventbrite.ca
Lmited tickets will also be available at the rink.
For more information, contact:
Apex Sport Management